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Thursday, October 4
 

7:00pm EDT

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Thursday October 4, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Laurel Hill Cemetery
 
Friday, October 5
 

6:00pm EDT

Laurel Hill Cemetery Future Lighting Plan + Kickoff Reception
Laurel Hill Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark founded in 1836, is welcoming members of the public to preview our newly designed future lighting plan. The Lighting Practice is helping to provide Laurel Hill with a lighting design meant to highlight the architectural and artistic features of the cemetery. A small-scale version of Laurel Hill’s new lighting plan will be on display as part of DesignPhiladelphia, and will be visible to the public from Kelly Drive from October 4th to October 12th.
A kickoff reception will be held on October 4th beginning at 7pm. Guests can enjoy refreshments in our beautiful Medallion Garden, before being invited on a special twilight tour to view the new lighting, some of our most noteworthy Victorian monuments, and the final resting places of our famous “permanent residents.”
Laurel Hill is America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery, boasting art, architecture, nature and stunning river views. This final resting place of numerous historic notables is open daily with free admission for self-guided tours or recreation. Joggers, dog walkers, bicyclists and photographers are welcome. Unique public tours and events are offered throughout the year, with all proceeds benefitting the preservation and educational mission of Laurel Hill Cemetery. www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
The Lighting Practice transforms ordinary spaces into places that are extraordinary, captivating and memorable. We accomplish this through careful listening, collaboration and dedication to achieving our clients’ vision. Our history of on-going long-term relationships is due to our team’s ability to understand our clients’ goals and deliver results beyond their expectations.
 

Registration Link: https://thelaurelhillcemetery.org/
Cost: $25

Friday October 5, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Laurel Hill Cemetery

7:00pm EDT

Night of Lights
On Friday, October 5th, the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is presenting the second annual Night of Lights, an innovative public art exhibit that will transform Chestnut Hill’s commercial corridor into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Many area shops and restaurants will be open late, inviting visitors to explore this shopping and dining destination as never before.
During this one evening, historical images and films from the Chestnut Hill Conservancy's Archives will be projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls. Neighboring buildings along Germantown Avenue will be illuminated with theatrical lights, casting colors, patterns, and shadows to highlight their unique architectural features. These will be enhanced with interactive elements designed to immerse the visitor in the ongoing story of Chestnut Hill. Long-time business owners will become interpreters for the evening, sharing stories and engaging the community about their own history. Demonstrations by expert artisan stone masons, woodworkers, and metal smiths—many of them descendants of the artisans who built Chestnut Hill—will be featured alongside vintage cars, street musicians, and more. 
This street-long spectacular is organized in partnership with the Chestnut Hill Business District. A 7pm opening reception at the Water Tower (Ardleigh Street and Southampton Avenue) will kick off the event with a “Flip the Switch” ceremony to turn on the lights.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 5, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill
 
Saturday, October 6
 

6:00pm EDT

*SENSORY DESIGN - Touched by Design
The launch, scheduled for Saturday, October 6th, will be held in Minima's two Old City locations, and will feature work from local ceramiscist Teresa Chang, as well as new designs from Italian design house Minotti.
Chang will throw pots on her ceramic wheel at 118 N. 3rd Street, while encouraging guests to talk with her one-to-one.  All work will be available for sale.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street Showroom.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sensory-design-for-designphiladelphia-tickets-49114745526
Cost: FREE

Saturday October 6, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Minima
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

4:00pm EDT

2018 Storefront Challenge Awards Celebration and Exhibition
Celebrate the good design and great things happening on Philly's commercial corridors! Businesses are reinvesting in storefronts and commercial corridors throughout the city. Join the Community Design Collaborative and the Philadelphia Department of Commerce to celebrate their entrepreneurship and creativity through the 2018 Storefront Challenge – a citywide contest and exhibition that recognizes Philly's best storefront facade improvement projects.

Registration Link: https://storefrontchallenge2018.eventbrite.com
Cost: $10 in advance, $20 at door

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Center for Architecture and Design
 
Thursday, October 11
 

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

3:00pm EDT

made at bok shop
Made at BOK hosts a pop-up shop for the season featuring ceramics, jewelry, body products and more that are all made right here. Participating vendors invite the public to enjoy shopping and learning more about the creative and talented Philadelpha-based artists, designers, makers and others who operate in the BOK Building.

Cost: FREE

Thursday October 11, 2018 3:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
made at bok shop BOK Room 507 1901 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia 19148
 
Friday, October 12
 

8:00am EDT

Drexel Design Research Symposium 2018: Design and Change
URBN Center ANNEX at 3401 Filbert Street.
Friday October 12, 2018
How does design research create change in health, technology, and the environment? What are the leading-edge models of thought around creating change through design? Today, artists and designers are pursuing work and creative expression that push the boundaries of traditional disciplines requiring interdisciplinary collaborations, the mastery of new technologies, and intensive research to unearth new solutions to practical and aesthetic problems. Join  The Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design for a symposium that examines the process of change and design through  presentations by  IBM, Cityhealth in Brooklyn, and Healthify in New York, and Ballinger, discussions, and poster presentations at the Westphal College’s award winning facility The URBN Center and The URBN Center Annex.
To register for all or part of the symposium please visit our Eventbrite page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-research-symposium-2018-tickets-49062385917
SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE:
CHECK IN AND BREAKFAST 8:00-8:15 URBN ANNEX LOBBY  MORNING SESSIONS  PART OF THE DESIGN, HEALTH AND CHANGE SERIES SPONSORED BY
THE SCATTERGOOD FOUNDATION AND THE ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVIDERS
COMMUNITY CENTERED HEALTH CARE
GUEST SPEAKER 8:15-9:30 AM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
Introduction: Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost Drexel University & David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Melanie Bella, from Cityblock in Brooklyn will discuss their innovative practice in healthcare and health funding. This talk will focus on the challenging current healthcare space and alternate views of funding and agencies. In addition, the speaker will examine the collaboration between state, city government, universities, hospitals, and other private entities. The break-out sessions will use design processes to innovate on this theme. Funded by Alphabet (Google’s VC funding arm) among others, City block fits into the Alphabet mission of unconventional successful practice in health and life sciences, and bringing new creative ideas to market. Using this groundbreaking organization as a model we will examine the next wave of change in breakout sessions following the talk.
NETWORK AND CHAT
NETWORKING BREAK 9:30-10:15 : COFFEE AND SNACKS PROVIDED
PANEL SESSION ON HEALTH AND CHANGE: 10:15-11:30 URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM:
EXPERTS FROM HEALTHIFY, DREXEL, AND BALLINGER WITH THE ALLIANCE MODERATING
Introduction: David Jones, Commissioner DBHIDS
Moderated by Alliance Executive Director, Cherie Brummans
The panel will be exploring how we can change the health and human services system by addressing the whole community and using technology and design. Issues and questions related to Barriers to change; Immunity to change and opportunity to change health and health care.
Manik Bhat Co-founder and CEO, Healthify
Loretta Jemmot VP Health & Health Equity, Drexel University
Christina Grimes Ballinger Architects
Kinnari Chandriani Get Healthy Philly
TECHNOLOGY
GENEVIEVE DION: CENTER FOR FUNCTIONAL FABRICS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND LUNCH: 12:00PM-1:30 PM URBN ANNEX SCREENING ROOM
GENEVIEVE DION: Design, Technology and Change:
Drexel University Professor to speak on ground breaking functional fabrics and advanced manufacturing. Professor Dion now directs the Center for Functional Fabrics (CFF) at Drexel University and leads with the newly founded Pennsylvania Fabric Discovery Center (PA FDC).  The PA FDC is a regional center affiliated with the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Manufacturing Innovation Institute (AFFOA) located in Cambridge, MA, aimed at facilitating growth in the advanced fabric space.  Her research group receives funding from NSF, NHI and Keck Futures and AFFOA.
INDUSTRY GUESTS: IBM RESEARCH GROUP
1:30-3:00 URBN Annex Screening Room
Introduced By Kathleen Kingscott:
IBM Vice President For Strategic Partnerships IBM Research
Dr. Vikas C. Raykar, IBM Research
AI for fashion: Data is the new black
Fashion designers and fashion houses usually start conceptualizing and designing products for the new season six months to one year prior to the actual selling season–though in recent times this has been drastically reduced with the emergence of fast-fashion retailers. That’s why for most apparel retailers, and the fashion industry in general, knowing the trends customers would like to wear next season is extremely important. This talk will describe how modern AI based tools  which can understand fashion images and articles can be used to provide a more data-driven approach for trend analysis and forecasting.  Dr. Raykar will also describe some of our recent collaborations with various fashion designers. 

For more details CLICK HERE

 
Dr. Richard Goodwin, IBM Research
Computational Creativity:  AI for Flavor and Fragrance Design
It takes 10 years to fully train a flavorist or master perfumer, through education and apprenticeship. Over their careers, each designer will produce 10s of thousands of formulas as trails, many with sensory results.  We’ve created a system that, like a human apprentice, learns from the work of the masters.   Unlike a human apprentice, the system can learn from 100s of thous

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 5:30pm EDT
URBN Annex

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

6:00pm EDT

Please Do Not Touch: Book Signing and Discussion with Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell
Minima, the pair of luxury furniture galleries in Old City, along with Eileen Tognini, will host American design phenom Murray Moss and Franklin Getchell for a reading and book signing of the recently published memoir, please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) on Friday October 12th at 6:00 pm. Co-authored with Moss’ life partner Franklin Getchell, the Rizzoli imprint recalls the 18 year love affair the world had with eponymously named MOSS, the Soho design and art emporium. Minima’s Friday evening open house is part of Sensory Design, the event series created by the Philadelphia Design District for DesignPhiladelphia 2018.
For nearly two decades MOSS was the place where design, art, luxury, and society mixed and mingled. Murray Moss, the impresario behind the concept store and managing partner Franklin Getchell, were the leading arbiters of good taste and the new throughout the 1990s and until the shop shuttered in 2012. Mixing high with low – think eighteenth-century porcelain standing inside museum quality, glass vitrines with 21st-century Tupperware – MOSS shifted the design conversation from the galleries of MoMA to a storefront in SoHo, and was singularly responsible for igniting the careers of international design stars such as Tord Boontje, Maarten Baas, Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius, and Monica Castiglioni, among others.
Together, but separately, Moss and Getchell spent two years writing from memory, keeping the deep dark secret stuff to a minimum, and editing their two memoirs into one witty and image heavy handbook. The resulting  Please do not touch (and other things you could not do at the design store that changed design) has provided a career intermezzo for the pair, and an inside glance for design aficionados on the world according to MOSS.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/please-do-not-touch-book-signing-and-discussion-tickets-49151071177
Cost: FREE

Friday October 12, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Minima
 
Saturday, October 13
 

11:00am EDT

Touched by Design - Public Showing
The exhibit, open for public viewing from Oct. 9th through Oct. 13th from 11-6pm at Minima's two Old City locations, features work from local ceramicist Teresa Chang, as well as designs from Italian design house, Minotti.
Minotti's exquisite 2018 collection, A Tale of an Infinite Present, will be exhibited in Minima's 131 N. 3rd Street showroom.

Cost: FREE

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm EDT
Minima

3:00pm EDT

IN THE ARTIST’S VOICE: RICARDO RIVERA
Collab at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Center for Architecture + Design invite you to meet video and light artist Ricardo Rivera, Creative Director and co-founder of Philadelphia-based Klip Collective, for a public conversation on place-making though art and design. Klip Collective is an experiential art shop that integrates projection lighting and storytelling to create compelling experiences.
$20 (members free) includes Museum admission; reception for Collab members to follow (Join Collab) | Space is limited – Advanced registration required: 215.684.7722 or FriendsRSVP@philamuseum.org

Cost: $20

Saturday October 13, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Perelman Building
 


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